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Old 31 January 2006, 11:01   #1
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In or out?

Hi Guys,
Another technical question if someone has a minute or three. I have now decided on the rib I want, but am unsure as to inboard or outboard. I know that outboard should be an advantage in shallow water, but are there any further advantages? Are outboards more noisy or smelly for example? Is there more of a fire risk with inboards?
Be grateful for opinions and comments.
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Old 31 January 2006, 11:07   #2
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Hi Rupert,

This thread written by Louise should hopefully give you a few pointers:

Which is best: petrol engine or diesel engine?

Hope that helps!

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Old 31 January 2006, 11:12   #3
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I think the main thing to consider is as to whether you want diesel or petrol. Primarily inbord engines are diesel, therefore this will give rise to less danger in having a fire on board.

Also bear in mind how much deck space do you require as inboards do take up alot of space.

Hope this helps. Any more help just ask.

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Old 31 January 2006, 11:16   #4
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Tx SImon and Jimbo.

Relevant to my question I suppose is the cost of diesel. I know that diesel is cheaper in the UK, and probably in France. Does anyone know how much it is (or whether the same convenience) applies when fuelling in the Channel Islands?
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Old 31 January 2006, 11:51   #5
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Relevant to my question I suppose is the cost of diesel. I know that diesel is cheaper in the UK, and probably in France. Does anyone know how much it is (or whether the same convenience) applies when fuelling in the Channel Islands?
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In St Peter Port the price Christmas time was

45p UL and 47p Super, Diesel is 34p

And they have them all on the pontoons.

If I lived in Guernsey it would be a petrol outboard without a doubt!!! If you need to refuel in France I don't think they use red diesel so lot more expensive than here!!!
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Old 31 January 2006, 12:36   #6
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Tx. I take your point about a Petrol in Guernsey. However, you quotes prices where diesel is cheaper than petrol. Is this correct?
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Tx. I take your point about a Petrol in Guernsey. However, you quotes prices where diesel is cheaper than petrol. Is this correct?
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I assume so - those are the prices they emailed me.

But remember - UK mainland we pay 95p for petrol and 34p for diesel. Prices FAR closer in Channel Islands. When you take the price of marine diesel engines into account you would have to do a hell of a lot of boating to make up the difference!!!
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Tx.

Point taken.
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I don't think they use red diesel
Thats because marine diesel in France is dyed Blue.
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Thats because marine diesel in France is dyed Blue.
HA HA - ok low duty then!!!
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